Acclaimed Canadian contemporary dance artist Peggy Baker joins forces with violinist Sarah Neufeld and drummer Jeremy Gara, members of award-winning Canadian band Arcade Fire, to reveal the splendours and complexities of the human soul. In a series of contrasting tableaux, who we are in the dark probes the secrets that hide in the shadows. Video projections, lighting effects, and paintings by visual artist John Heward shape the space. Music and movement meet and collide, gripping, fragile, touching. Between agitation and serenity, chaos and calm, volatile emotional states transfigure the movement and the space. Light and dark resonate in a fusion of bodies, dance and music. A vibrant deep dive to the heart of the night, charged with the promise of dawn.
© Aleksandar Antonijevic.
Peggy Baker is acclaimed as one of the most outstanding and influential contemporary dancers of her generation. Her unique abilities are the product of an education in both dance and theatre, pursued initially through the drama department of the University of Alberta, with The School of Toronto Dance Theatre, and in New York at the Martha Graham School and the Herbert Berghof Studio. Born in Edmonton in 1952, she began her professional career...Read more about Peggy Baker
Peggy Baker Dance Projects is dedicated to offering experiences of significance, personal connection, and transformative potential to our audience through the power and beauty of the art of dance.Established in Toronto, Canada in 1990 and incorporated in 1996, Peggy Baker Dance Projects is a charitable non-profit organization led by one of Canada’s foremost contemporary dance artists – Peggy Baker. Distinguished from the outset by...Read more about Peggy Baker Dance Projects
Concept, choreographic composition, direction Peggy Baker.
Movement invention Peggy Baker with the performers.
Dancers Sarah Fregeau, Mairi Greig, Kate Holden, Benjamin Kamino, Sahara Morimoto, David Norsworthy, Jarrett Siddall.
Composers/Musicians Jeremy Gara, Sarah Neufeld.
Visual Artist John Heward.
Projection Jeremy Mimnagh.
Lighting Marc Parent.
who we are in the dark is a co-production of The CanDance Network Creation Fund, Danse Danse, National Arts Centre, The Banff Centre and Fall for Dance North in partnership with Canadian Stage and supported by the Canada Council for the Arts.